Ferragamo & Australia, Giles Deacon’s menswear, Mom-and-pop retailers, Ugg sales soar

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“Australia”, Starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and … Ferragamo  (WSJ)
As part of Salvatore Ferragamo’s “long standing brand strategy,” it has made accessories for the movie Australia starring Nicole Kidman.

Giles Hearts Boys, Too (Fashionista)
Giles Deacon has launched a menswear range in collaboration with New Look.

Retail Rx for a Hip Mom-and-Pop (NY Times)
By George, a small retailer in Austin, Texas is emblematic of the challenges for mom-and-pop retailers in the current economic environment.

Ugg sales soar at John Lewis (Drapers)
At John Lewis, Uggs, the ubiquitous Australian boots, “saw a 300% increase in sales.”

Scene from Australia, photo courtesy of TV.com.